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1treated as singular or plural A body of delegates or representatives; a deputation.‘a delegation of teachers’
deputation, delegacy, legation, mission, diplomatic mission, commissionView synonyms
- ‘We offer services to identify agents and arrange appointments for business development delegations.’
- ‘Large numbers of trade unionists went on the anti-war demonstrations, but not in general as organised delegations.’
- ‘At the same time, each of the four delegations present includes Pashtun representation.’
- ‘They also hope for further union delegations to extend the links of international solidarity.’
- ‘Many delegations saw the steering groups as an extra layer in an already overburdened hierarchy.’
- ‘The biggest job for us is to manage all the people involved, whether it be the delegations, the police, the government and so on.’
- ‘The Foreign Ministry will encourage the exchange of business delegations.’
- ‘The international delegations were made especially welcome and placed right near the head of the march.’
- ‘That's something I heard on a continuous basis when I met with American delegations.’
- ‘The office sifts the papers coming into the department and decides most of which papers and delegations the minister should see.’
- ‘He led many delegations overseas to promote Victoria and to seek investment for its development.’
- ‘Groups around Britain are organising delegations to send to the conference.’
- ‘The exhibition is a private event with government delegations invited.’
- ‘We get delegations of people who come to look at the store from different countries.’
- ‘A committee has also been set up to monitor delegations, ensuring that they meet protocol requirements.’
- ‘Other workers should organise delegations to council picket lines in every area.’
- ‘Negotiations began between delegations of the three parties on the formation of an Executive.’
- ‘Since then, the group has organized visits to the US for several legislative delegations.’
- ‘But there is no automatic right of Scottish representation in UK delegations.’
- ‘Activists are also organising to get big delegations of students.’
2mass noun The action or process of delegating or being delegated.‘the delegation of power to the district councils’
assignment, entrusting, giving, committal, devolution, deputation, transferenceView synonyms
- ‘There's no vote and no delegation of power to experts or a committee by the group.’
- ‘The delegation of regulatory powers to a transnational network is likely to raise even stronger doubts.’
- ‘The delegation of those powers is a trend in the right direction, as provided for by this bill.’
- ‘It appears that the trustees' power of delegation cannot be excluded by the settler.’
- ‘The Government was right to realise the need for more delegation of powers from Whitehall.’
- ‘You have to trust them, you have to give them the power and delegation in terms of personnel finance and likewise other areas.’
- ‘A moment's thought will indicate why delegation of power to make regulations has been necessary.’
- ‘One of the roles of the new committee is to appoint the UK delegation to general assemblies.’
- ‘It contains a very comprehensive delegation of powers, including a power to sell or rent property.’
Early 17th century (denoting the action or process of delegating; also in the sense ‘delegated power’): from Latin delegatio(n-), from delegare ‘send on a commission’ (see delegate).
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